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Eduardo Galeano, "Voice in Time: A Life in Stories"

Friday, June 02, 2006
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Ken Preston-Pile
Location Details:
2501 Harrison St, Oakland

World Renowned and Award-winning South American Author Eduardo Galeano

Combining a novelist's intensity, a poet's lyricism, a journalist's fearlessness, and the strong judgments of an engaged historian, his talents are richly displayed in VOICES OF TIME: A Life in Stories, a striking mosaic of memories, observations, and legends that reveal both the author’s own story and a grand, compassionate vision of life itself.

One of Latin America's most distinguished writers, journalists, and historians, Eduardo Galeano has earned an international reputation as a fearless commentator on our social and political lives. In VOICES OF TIME he offers a kaleidoscope of reflections on his own life. The 333 vignettes talk about an array of topics, ranging from childhood to love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal style of his bestselling Memory of Fire trilogy—brief fragments that build steadily into an organic whole—Galeano offers a rich, wry history of his life and times that is both calmly philosophical and fiercely political.

It’s not just that Eduardo Galeano is a writer of significance; or that he escaped imprisonment in Uruguay, fleeing to Argentina where he launched an underground publication which forced his exile to Spain; or that he has been translated into 20 languages; or that he received the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom in 1998. It’s that he writes until only the essential words remain and what he has to say is of extraordinary value to us.

VOICES OF TIME is a deeply personal statement from a much-loved writer. Its unique rendering—the use of lyrical and poetic language blended with a mix of gentle comedy and fierce moral judgment—is what makes Galeano penetrate our minds as powerfully as he does.

“Galeano uses his craft to invade the reader’s mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and the power of his idealism.”
-- Isabel Allende

Co-sponsored by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM, Global Exchange, and Cody’s Books

Tickets: $10 advance, $12 door. Benefits Global Exchange.

Available at independent bookstores: Black Oak Books; Cody’s Books (All 3 stores); Pegasus Books (both stores); Pendragon; DIESEL, A Bookstore; Global Exchange Store (College Ave.)
Phone order: 415-255-7296 X244
Added to the calendar on Thu, May 18, 2006 6:50AM
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